Community - Sussex

We support over 4,000 people a year on community projects.

Find out how we can help you!

Discover what's going on Hastings and Rother.

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Do you need help searching for a job?

Do you need support finding your dream job? If so, our Employment Matters Team are waiting to help you!

We can connect you to local employers who offer job opportunities, apprenticeship and work placements.

You’ll be supported on a one-to-one basis as we match your talent to a career opportunity.

If you’re aged 16 to 65 and would like to know how we can support you with your career goals, contact Pat Simnett on 0800 121 60 60 or email


Set up your own business

Do you dream of running your own business? Or have you an enterprising idea you’d love to turn into a reality?

If the answer’s yes, then we’ve got the courses to help get you going!

You’ll be offered:
• Face to face support with a business advisor
• Advice on the legalities of starting a business
• Help in writing a business plan.

Our Senior Community Worker, Vanessa Porter, is waiting to hear from you. You can email her at or call 0800 121 60 60.


Looking for skills to help you get a job?

Are you looking to boost your chances of getting a job? Well we’re here to help!

You can learn lots of new skills with our range of courses, from DIY to food hygiene.

And if you’re looking for support in putting together a CV, filling in a job application or simply want a few job interview tips - get in touch!

Our friendly staff are waiting to hear from you.

To find out what courses are running in your area contact Lisa Buckland, Fleur Maitland or Naomi Mileham on 0800 121 60 60 or email



Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to give something back, improving your chances of finding employment and make new friends. Many volunteers tell us they’ve dramatically improved their confidence and gone on to find work.

For more information about volunteering contact Jocelyn Tilbrook at or call 0800 121 60 60

If you would like to support your community in a range of volunteering opportunities, click here.


Do you want to feel healthier and happier?

We’ve got a range of local community projects from art sessions to healthy eating workshops and movement classes. They are designed to help you with health and wellbeing and support you to feel better about yourself.

To find out what is happening in your local area please contact Joyce Rook on 0800 121 60 60 or email


Free community space

Do you want to set up a regular class, group or activity in your local community centre?

We want to help you get started by offering the first 10 hours of community space for free*.

Find out more about the venues here.

* Terms and conditions apply.